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New Condo-Hotel on the Bowery Ascends Halfway to 8 Stories

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:16 am

Now that the centuries-old Federal-style houses are a footnote in the pages of local history, the next chapter is foisted upon us. It’s been a few months since our last progress report on the status of the historically significant 138-142 Bowery development site. In that time, activity has been swift. The forthcoming condo-hotel has already […]

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Gino Sorbillo’s Pizza Joint Makes it Official on the Bowery

Posted March 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

Naples pizza master Gino Sorbillo is inching closer to unveiling his newest restaurant. The eponymous stateside pizzeria, the first in America, will soon open at 334 Bowery, between Bond and Great Jones Streets. Sidewalk shed was recently removed, and teaser posters installed in the now-liberated windows. Exact timetable on opening is elusive. By summertime seems […]

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International Center of Photography Reopens its Museum Cafe on the Bowery (without Maman)

Posted March 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

After eight months, the relationship is over. The International Center of Photography is now moving on without Maman cafe in its lobby. Maman, the French-flavored coffee shop based on Centre Street, ended its window dispensary at the museum last month. Apparently, ownership decided to part ways due to “other projects and collaborations” in the pipeline. […]

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Street Artist Marks 50th Anniversary of ‘Velvet Underground & Nico’ with Bananas and Song Quotes

Posted March 13, 2017 at 5:04 am

Yesterday marked the fiftieth anniversary of seminal rock record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. In celebration of this milestone, music-minded street artist JayShells shadowed the New York City landmarks relevant to the band, and bolted token Andy Warhol bananas as identifiers (i.e. the iconic album cover). Each piece contains a lyric inscription, and is located […]

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‘Maman’ Cafe Departs the International Center of Photography After 8 Months

Posted March 3, 2017 at 5:13 am

Something strange is afoot at 250 Bowery. First, its condo board sues the developer for shoddy construction (the owners seek $13 million in damages). Now, the cafe located in the ground level quietly vacated the premises. Maman, the French-flavored coffee shop based on Centre Street, seems to have ended its window dispensary at the International […]

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With ‘Walltime,’ Bowery and East Houston Becomes User-Generated TV Screen

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]

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250 Bowery Condo Owners Together Sue over Shoddy Construction and Flooding

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

There’s a certain element of schadenfreude here… Condo owners at 250 Bowery are realizing what supermodel Gigi Hadid did last year. Maybe they should’ve thought twice before buying into the development. The starlet, and Taylor Swift pal, sold her pad for $2.3 million. The next month, February 2016, the proverbial shit hit the fan. Indeed, the […]

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‘No Idols Tattoo’ the Latest Tattoo Parlor to Open on the Bowery, Birthplace of the Industry

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:07 am

Tattooing is returning home in a big way. Back to the Bowery, where it all started. The latest newcomer in this revival is No Idols Tattoo, which opened a second-floor ink spot a few months ago at 112 Bowery. It joins Kings Avenue and celebrity inkmaster Bang Bang’s studio within a five-block radius. This chalked-up […]

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Goldman Properties Tags Bowery Graffiti Wall with New ID Plaques

Posted February 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

Goldman Properties finally made the Bowery Graffiti Wall into a proper gallery last week with the installation of subtle identification nameplates. Indeed, the latest mural on the Bowery – “Urbanmythology” by Spanish duo PichiAvo – is now official thanks to the advent of two plaques bolted to the facade. One details the story of the […]

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In Historic Move, Bari Restaurant Equipment is Relocating its Manufacturing off the Bowery

Posted February 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another big change is happening on the Bowery. And it’s indicative of the overall trend taking hold. Bari Restaurant Equipment, the eight-decade-old restaurant supplier on the Bowery, is shifting some of its resources away from the thoroughfare. The Bari family is reportedly moving the manufacturing arm of its business from the headquarters building, instead relocating […]

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